Immune reactivities against gums

Immune reactivities against gums

Context: Different kinds of gums from various sources enjoy an extremely broad range of commercial and industrial use, from food and pharmaceuticals to printing and adhesives. Although generally recognized as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), gums...
Lectins, agglutinins, and their roles in autoimmune reactivities

Lectins, agglutinins, and their roles in autoimmune reactivities

Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins present throughout nature that act as agglutinins. Approximately 30% of our food contains lectins, some of which may be resistant enough to digestion to enter the circulation. Because of their binding properties, lectins can...